I gotta wonder if Colin Kaepernick was actually protesting racial issues in America or just angry that Blaine Gabbert could actually wind up with the starting job so he just sat and sulked.
I just don't get it. I am sorry.
There are bumper stickers and coffee mugs as well as tee shirts and head bands that could be worn to promote the social awareness to your cause.
Just sitting there during the National Anthem isn't anything like sitting at a Woolworth counter and getting spit on or arrested for doing so.
Those kids had guts. Kaepernick has none in my opinion.
I think he is deflecting his stupidity. He has that right.
This is, after all, America. You can be smart or stupid. Everyone has that right.
Many veterans and servicemen paid the price for that right.
I officiate High School football in New Jersey. Before every game our crew lines up, cap in hand over our hearts while the Anthem is played before the game.
At that moment I thank God for sending my soul to America. I could've been sent to some third world outpost without DIRECTV.
Now Kaepernick isn't the only idiot in this country. There are plenty of others who just don't see people and accept them for who they are.
Yes ignorance is abundant in the USA. We have bigots and evil around every corner.
I think most bigots just aren't educated properly. I think if given an opportunity to spend some time with other races the walls that separate them can come down.
Kaepernick's efforts are actually adding another row of bricks. People will be polarized now at sporting events as some sit while most will stand for our Anthem.
What used to be a unifying gesture will now lead to dirty looks, comments about disrespect and I am sure even lead to violence.
He could've bought a hat instead. He could've used so many different avenues to make his point.
But any of those would've required planning and some careful thought.
I don't think he did either.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971